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Meter 27th April 2019 04:05 AM

Specialist for arm/shoulder pain
 
Does anyone have names of top Doctors that deal with musicians in the US. I’ve had shoulder, arm, etc pains for years. Each DR I’ve seen has no clue. I’ve had MRI’s , Ultrasound etc. nothing shows up. If anyone knows of any I’d appreciate it. Doesn’t really matter where they are located as I can always get their recommendations. Thanks.

chrischoir 27th April 2019 04:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Meter (Post 13948737)
Does anyone have names of top Doctors that deal with musicians in the US. I’ve had shoulder, arm, etc pains for years. Each DR I’ve seen has no clue. I’ve had MRI’s , Ultrasound etc. nothing shows up. If anyone knows of any I’d appreciate it. Doesn’t really matter where they are located as I can always get their recommendations. Thanks.

In general you go to a sports medicine Dr, for such aliments, The best sports medicine doctors are generally located in cities where large ivy league schools are. Harvard Boston, Yale Conn, Stanford SF. etc....

I had a drummer years ago who had bad tendonitis and he got on the Internet and found a Dr. in Cambridge, MA that operated on MLB pitchers. The guy cured him through some fusion surgery. So look for those type of guys who do Tommy John Surgery. I can't recall the Dr. name it was 20 years ago.

However, I would think that any reputable orthopedic surgeon in a large metro area can help you. I could be wrong but sometimes you have to get lucky to find a creative Dr. you thinks outside the box,

Deleted e999d8e 27th April 2019 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Meter (Post 13948737)
Does anyone have names of top Doctors that deal with musicians in the US. I’ve had shoulder, arm, etc pains for years. Each DR I’ve seen has no clue. I’ve had MRI’s , Ultrasound etc. nothing shows up. If anyone knows of any I’d appreciate it. Doesn’t really matter where they are located as I can always get their recommendations. Thanks.

When I told my doctor about my "frozen shoulder", she didn't recommend MRI's or the like. She offered to send me to a physical therapist. I'm amazed that none of your doctors has done that.

kafka 27th April 2019 04:15 PM

I've found that glucosamine is good a couple different types of muscle pain. Some people take it as a daily supplement. I just do it when I feel some kind of a strain. It's not always useful.

Otherwise, I don't have much of a suggestion. I've been to an orthopedist twice. Once they said I shouldn't use my sprained finger until it heals, and the other time they just shrugged their shoulders and said they didn't know why I was in pain. It's been ibuprofin, tylenol, and sometimes glucosamine since then.

Meter 27th April 2019 04:43 PM

Thanks chrischoir. That sounds like a good plan. I’ll see who I can find.

Poinzy. I actually did physical therapy at first. Initially they said it was Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. Then they did the MRI which ruled that out. I have continued doing the stretches though.

kafka. I haven’t tried the glucosamine. I’ll have to pick some up.

Overall it’s improved somewhat. But playing the guitar starts to aggravate it from thumb to elbow to shoulder. And it starts up again.

brockorama 27th April 2019 04:55 PM

I tore my left rotator cuff by playing keys with my left hand (keys to the left of sitting position) and mousing through sounds with my right hand. It took quite a while to injure. It is taking a long time to heal. About a year now. I will never do that again, but I fear the damage could be somewhat permanent. I am a guitar player mostly and it has seriously affected the time I can play for without pain. I do rehab everyday with light weights and a stretchy band with handles. Getting old sucks also.

Meter 27th April 2019 05:23 PM

You’re right, getting old does suck. I also have done the resistance bands. That seems to help somewhat. For me it’s really the guitar that seems to hurt the most. I’ve started playing the piano again and it doesn’t bother everything as much. But I stopped playing my acoustic guitar, and when I play it’s on electric with ex-light strings. And only for short periods.

dingenus 9th December 2019 03:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Meter (Post 13948737)
Does anyone have names of top Doctors that deal with musicians in the US. I’ve had shoulder, arm, etc pains for years. Each DR I’ve seen has no clue. I’ve had MRI’s , Ultrasound etc. nothing shows up. If anyone knows of any I’d appreciate it. Doesn’t really matter where they are located as I can always get their recommendations. Thanks.

Hi, I think I am in roughly the same circumstances. Living in Europa, I achieve my best results with myophasial trigger point therapy in combination with dry needling. Furthermore, moderate physical exercise such as walking and cycling. No extreme stretching exercises. They often aggravate it more than it gives improvement. So google for a Myofacial therapist and/or Dry needling, he can certainly help you further.
Succes.



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Alvaro241 22nd October 2020 10:34 PM

I can't recommend you a doctor, because I do not live in the US, but instead, I would like to recommend you some pills that definitely will be helpful for you. I know how it feels when you have constant pain, but my doctor recommended me to use Hydrocodone. Of course, you must consult a doctor and find out if these pills fit you, but in case he will give you the agreement, you can take them boldly. Also, you can appeal to a company that can also consult you and gives the product you need without a prescription. If you are interested, make sure you appeal to the company that offers pills with narcotic pain relievers. I wish you the best.